Atlus has confirmed that Shoji Meguro has left the studio to do independent work, Atlus has confirmed that Meguro-san will continue working with the studio as a freelance contractor. Meguro-san has been with Atlus for over 26 years and worked on several Shin Megami Tensei games and all Persona projects.

Meguro-san’s next project will be revealed on the 6th of November 2021 and is being done with the backing of Kodansha’s Game Creators’ Lab project. The game is a stealth science-fiction role-playing game with gun-based combat. Meguro-san has also been developing projects on Unreal Engine 4 for 5 years under the name Megarock.

Here’s what Meguro-san had to say:

Hello. I’m Shoji Meguro.

I know this is quite sudden, but I, Shoji Meguro, resigned from Atlus Co., Ltd. at the end of September 2021.

I’ve been creating role-playing games by myself during my spare time for the past five years now, and I applied for a Round 1 Kodansha Game Creators Lab recruitment and was selected as one of the finalists. Then staff from Kodansha was assigned to work with me.

I decided to leave Atlus and focus on my dream of developing indie games.

However, I will continue to maintain a good relationship with Atlus. While focusing on my own indie game development, I will continue to work with Atlus on game music, so I hope that those of you who were concerned about the sudden announcement will feel relieved.

Lastly, I would like to thank Atlus Co., Ltd. and my family for accompanying me. I would also like to thank Kodansha for giving me a chance to take on the challenge.

I hope you will enjoy the music of Shoji Meguro as well as the games I am currently working on.

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